Sony develops the world’s first 48-megapixel sensor for smartphones


Sony has announced the development of a new generation IMX586 sensor and is ready to share the first photos and details. The new sensor has 48 million pixels, which will allow top-level smartphones to record video and take high-quality images.

According to Sony, the sensor has the smallest pixel size in the world – 0.8 microns and is able to compete with SLR cameras. The IMX586 uses a Quad Bayer matrix in which the neighboring two pixels have the same color, which provides a higher sensitivity. In addition, in case of insufficient illumination four more neighboring pixels are connected.

More details on the official website: Sony

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